Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAerial
EraEarly Cretaceous
FamilyAnhangueridae
GenusTropeognathus

Size

Height (m)1.8
Length (m)3
Weight (kg)20

Rating

Base Appeal216
Appeal (Per $1MM)384.0
Base Dominance65
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Tropeognathus
Median

Stats

Security Rating3
Lifespan35 - 70
Resilience130
Attack45
Defence20
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance25
Poison Resistance155

Area Need

Open Space (m2)1850
Forest (m2)600
Water (m2)50
Fish5

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 6
Ideal Population0 - 20
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability75%
Dislikes
  • Tapejara
Disliked By
Likes

None

Liked By

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by retrieving the fossil from one of the following dig sites:

Dig SitesFossil SizeFossil QuantityLocationsRequirements (Logistics)DurationCostScientists (Max)
Romualdo Formation19South America | Brazil | Ceara504:00$380,0003
28
33

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 2
Requirements (Genetics)9
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:00
Cost$225,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)9
Scientists (Max)3
Duration06:00
Cost$450,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Habituation6
Defence-75
Humility25
Lifespan-25
Nocturnal16
Thirst-25

Disease

ImmuneFoot And Mouth
SusceptibleNone

Description

The piscivorous dinosaur Tropeognathus lived in South America during the Early Cretaceous period around 110m years ago, and is one of the largest pterosaurs ever to have existed with a wingspan of over 8m. The name Tropeognathus means ‘keel jaw’, and refers to the enlarged crests on its jaw, which the dinosaur uses to retain balance when diving into water to catch fish.

Discovery

Tropeognathus was formally named in 1987 by German paleontologist Peter Wellnhofer, after his workplace received a pterosaur skull that had been excavated from the Romualdo Formation in Ceara, Brazil. Additional fossils have since been found near to the site of its discovery, including a near-complete skeleton in 2013 missing only the tail and parts of the back legs.

Paleoecology

Experts believe that Tropeognathus lived along the coastline of South America, nesting high out of reach of predators and plunging into the sea and nearby lakes to catch its prey. It shared its habitat with numerous other dinosaurs, including fellow pterosaur Cearadactylus.

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